The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo maintains an active community of alumni of U.S. government-funded and facilitated programs to build on their exchange experiences, network with fellow alumni, find grants and funding opportunities, and actively contribute to their communities in the Dominican Republic.
Our educational, cultural, and professional exchange programs promote U.S. higher education and understanding of U.S. policies and values. Every year 65,000 youth and other emerging leaders globally participate in exchange programs sponsored by the Department of State.
Over 2,500 Dominicans are alumni of our exchange programs and help us advance mutual understanding and democracy, and promote U.S. culture. Their exchange experience provides them with skills, tools, professional and personal networks to help them impact their communities in the Dominican Republic. Read more about the work on alumni in the D.R. here.
Resources for Alumni
Exchange Alumni: Connect, Empower, Inspire
The Exchange Alumni website is an exclusive online community for all who have participated and completed a U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange program. Join over 500,000 fellow alumni in this community to connect, get empowered to build on the skills you gained during your exchange experience, and be inspired! To visit the Exchange Alumni website click here.
Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)
AEIF grants support initiatives that increase regional and global collaboration of alumni, support U.S. foreign policy objectives, and benefit local communities. Since its inception in 2011, the U.S. Department of State has funded over 500 AEIF alumni-led projects around the world, including six projects from the Dominican Republic. To learn more about AEIF, click here.
Alumni Talks Podcast
Join us to hear the stories of people, places, and international exchange. This podcast features the voices and stories of U.S. and Dominican alumni on themes that reflect the impact of international education and how to improve our communities. New episodes are released every month on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Click here to find the links to all podcast episodes.
Alumni Community Updates
The alumni newsletter shares news, events, and resources for alumni. If you are not receiving the newsletter or if you want to update your contact information, please send a message to the following e-mail: SantoDomingoDRAlumni@state.gov.
Alumni Community News and Events
Fulbright Program Anniversary Conference: 75 Years of Impact: The U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic and Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano hosted this conference to highlight the contributions of Dominican and U.S. Fulbright alumni to promoting democracy. This conference included a series of lectures and panels on education, public health, safety, economic prosperity, and good governance in their communities. You can see the recordings of all the presentations and the panels at this link.